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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 16, 2008 5:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Less Dark, More Star!

Congratulations on finding your favorite Star!

It's interesting to me that you're not so much into the 'space, silence, feedback & strange noises' section that characterized it around this time....does this mean even 9/19/70 is too scary?

This is a list of some of my favorite '69 Stars, pardon me for reposting it but I think these are especially worth a listen:
2/22/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-02-22.sbd.owen.7860.sbeok.shnf
3/1/69 (Fillmore box)
4/22/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-04-22.sbd.clugston.68.sbeok.shnf
4/27/69 (Dick's Pick)
5/23/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-23.sbd.kaplan.12223.sbeok.shnf
5/31/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-31.sbd.oleynick.76.sbeok.shnf
6/27/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-27.sbd.samaritano.20547.sbeok.shnf
7/7/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-07-07.sbd.clugston.3116.sbeok.shnf
8/23/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-08-23.sbd.stonebear.6639.sbeok.shnf
8/30/69
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=150305
11/2/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-11-02.sbd.goodbear.1125.sbefail.shnf
11/7+8/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-11-07.sbd.kaplan.19783.sbefail.shnf
12/4/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-04.sbd.wizard.23975.sbeok.shnf (muffled, unfortunately)

Granted, a lot of these are full of weird noises, but not as "gooey" as '72/73....come to think of it, if you like the more straightforward 'mid-period' Stars, perhaps late 1968 is where you should head, short & sweet Stars like 10/12/68, 11/1/68, 12/7/68...

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Aug 16, 2008 6:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Less Dark, More Star!

Hey Light

Thanks for the great list...much listening to do...but I think i'll star with those less atonal '68 suggestions. What's great is that no matter how you like your Dark Stars there are plenty of variations to choose from.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 16, 2008 7:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Less Dark, More Star!

GC,

I second Light's nomination for 10-12-68, the whole first set is unbelievable. Go with the Charlie Miller transfer:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1968-10-12.sbd.miller.86759.sbeok.flac16

Also if you have a copy of Live Dead check out the Dark Star from 2-27-69. Unfortunately you can't stream that show any longer because the MOTM and prelude that lead to the DS are beautiful. The 2-22-69 that Light linked is also very nice as is the DS.